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As the headlines from the draft and minicamps fade from the headlines, coaches, scouting staffs and players all tend to head in separate directions this time of year for some final R&R before the last minicamps and final preparations for training camps begin in a few weeks.
I suspect few tears were shed as head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson left his post with the England football team. Well, except maybe for big Phil Scholari who had just masterminded his third successive tournament victory against the laid-back Swede.
Michael Owen's twisted knee and subsequent World Cup exit, coming only weeks after recuperating from a previous injury was not only a personal set-back, but also ultimately a fatal blow to England's World Cup hopes.
Expert Author: Ameet Arurkar
The Federation Internationale de Football Association, also known as FIFA, is the worlwide association of (football)soccer. It is one of the largest sports groups on Earth. The current headquarters for the association is based in Zurich, Switzerland. As the popularity of soccer continued to increase during the 20th century, it became apparent that a governing body for the sport needed to be formed. Though the Football Association had proposed an international organization many times, they were unsuccessful.
Expert Author: Chris Chew
So you want more speed in your soccer (football) game to out run your opponents and are at odds at how to go about it. Well, to develop speed to play soccer well is very much different from developing speed say, for a track and field race. Why is this so? That is because you have to develop various types of speed instead of just sprinting speed.
In recent years in the NFL, the term "OTA" (Organized Team Activity) has come to the forefront this time of year. There are a few reasons for that. One is that the calendar reads May and June, and this is the time of year when activity is at its lowest. The draft is over, free agency, for all intents and purposes, is finished and coaches and staff members are going to cycle into their much-needed vacations.
It's Germany 2006, another World Cup and another outrageous exhibition of diving, gamesmanship and just downright cheating. The time has come to call a halt on this scandalous behavior and restore the image of the beautiful game.
Once again England's remarkable inability from spot kicks has cost them a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The 3-1 shoot out defeat to Portugal was a repeat of the European Championship exit two years earlier when the Portuguese were on home soil. Owen Hargreaves was the only Englishman to convert his penalty as the England curse continued.
The career of an NFL player can be a long and twisting road. There are no formulas for success and no tangible formulas for failure. However, every season, certain players have to know that if they don't perform that year, their future earning potential could be seriously hampered to the point where they are either out of the league altogether or they must begin to view themselves as "journeymen" who will never sign that elusive enormous free agent contract that sets them up ...
Expert Author: Michael Russell
The game of football has had so many great and not so great moments that it would take a month of Sundays to list even a fraction of them. So we're not even going to try here. And in case you're wondering, we're not even going to list the best of the best, since that would be a matter of opinion anyway. No, we're just going to present some classic and tragic moments in the game that, hopefully, will bring back a memory or two.
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